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GDS sets up self-admin portal for GovWifi

14/02/19

Mark Say Managing Editor

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has developed a self-administration portal for public sector IT teams to register with the GovWifi service.

GovWifi logo

It has taken the step to make it simpler for the teams to register their organisations than under the manual process involving emails and phone calls.

The team behind GovWifi is currently testing a prototype and taking user feedback. According to a blogpost by service manager Steve Wood, organisations can already check whether they meet the technical requirements to join the service and create an admin account.

This gives them the ability to add their IP addresses to the server, add team members as administrators and view and agree the terms and conditions.

The blog says that more than 100 local and central government organisations have now signed up to GovWifi, which was set up to give users in registered organisations automatic access to the Wi-Fi service within public sector buildings.

Usage has now reportedly reached more than 2 million times a month, and it was recently announced that HM Courts & Tribunals Service has begun to implement the service around the country’s criminal courts.

Image from GOV.UK, Open Government Licence v3.0

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